cottony maple scale

noun

Definition of cottony maple scale

: a brown oval soft scale (Pulvinaria innumerabilis) that in summer becomes covered with a white cottony secretion beneath which its eggs are laid, that is widespread in North America, and that attacks and often kills various native and cultivated trees and shrubs

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“Cottony maple scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cottony%20maple%20scale. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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